Founded officially in 1776, Tucson, Arizona epitomizes the majesty and beauty of the desert southwest. It is set in the Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges. Located approximately 100 miles south of Phoenix, Tucson is now the second-largest city in Arizona, and is home to approximately 1,000,000 residents. Tucson lies in a region that mixes the cultures of the United States, Mexico, and Native Americans. Today, Tucson is a modern city that retains its old west charm.
Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, the first university in Arizona, founded in 1885. It’s here that you will find the Flandrau Planetarium. Tucson is also home to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the “Aircraft Boneyard” where there are countless historic and modern aircraft on display and in storage, or you can let your imagination soar at the Pima Air & Space Museum. Then for those history buffs there are countless historic missions and churches to visit.
Tucson’s climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation with an average of 350 sunny days per year. When you have this much sun, you’d expect a lot of golf-and there is! This also makes it perfect for events such as the Tucson Gem Show, Golf Tournaments, Tucson Rodeo, El Tour de Tucson, and many other prominent events.Tucson is also home to the Triple “A” Tucson Sidewinders. Regardless of your interests Tucson has something for just about everyone.